No, James, I'm not always a sweety. I'm just as selfish as the next person, and just as likely to speak first and think later.
Dianne, this site is growing and learning, slowly sometimes, but getting there. Jonathan created this site with his own money, and he continues to pay for upgrades, new and bigger servers, etc. I agree, forum topics ought to be treated more like blogs, or maybe the two forms of communication should be merged into one, I don't know what the answer is. Blog posts are hard to navigate when the threads get long. BUT, the author can delete the whole thing if he/she wants. Forum topics are by far easier to navigate, plus if you use the "post reply" link at the top of each page (instead of "quick reply" there are text editing features that the blog threads don't offer. SO, as I said before, we're growing. :)
Come on, folks, let's stop with the criticisms. They aren't fruitful.